Amaryllis Guest House
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... that are underneath the city! These vaults used to be used by storekeepers to keep their extra goods, but the vaults soon proved to not work for that type of usage. Eventually, the poor people began to take cover inside the vaults. It was not a pleasant place to live, and we were told about many horror stories of disease, starvation and other terrible stories of what life was like in the vaults. It was interesting that we were able to see the vaults, because they are ...
... anyone to snuggle with ;-p but was also good because above our heads was the overhang for support for the stage-lighting! So if it did rain we would be better off than most. And it didn't rain!!!
Took way too many photos but have tried to sort the best for y'all.
And apparently it's become "less military" and more "entertaining" - I don't know. I was certainly excited with all the bagpipes and men in kilts!!!
... out of the way quick enough or even look up to get a face full of poo. hence "**** faced drunk"
The that night we also did another walking tour of Edinburgh which had stories from long ago and it had a whole mess of true stories about Edinburgh. The town practised a lot of witch burnings and torture methods over the years. Also had a few eerie tales of cannibal ancestral families hunting down and murdering people. Fair to say you wouldn't wanted to have ...
... to Scotland. However, you may remember that
pesky train strike a few blogs back. The one that almost ruined my trip to
Amboise? The strikers hadn't returned to work, and I was worried about how I
would get to the airport. Friday morning arrived with the news that my train
from Tours to Charles de Gaulle airport had been cancelled.
Well, of course.
Thankfully, I found a seat on a different train,
but not to the airport ...
... did a walking tour (I'm getting addicted to these!!) with a little guy from Dundee, Billy, who, to me, epitomizes Scottish pride. He was a tad crazy, but in a good passionate way!! He told stories with gusto, clearly becoming impassioned as he retold the stories of ages long since passed. He showed us some great and interesting sights...some with a tradition that lives on (like the heart on the street that Edinburgh-ers still spit into the centre of as they pass. Warning to those ...